The 5 most Comfortable Design Armchairs of 2020

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The 5 most comfortable design armchairs of 2020: enveloping, soft and obviously very chic.

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Beautiful to see and even more enjoyable to use! This is the trend for 2020 with collections of upholstered armchairs with original design focused on comfort and intensive use of the product itself.

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Let’s discover together the models and features of the 5 most comfortable design armchairs of 2020!

Kristalia Brioni armchair

Inspired by the Adriatic Sea archipelago of the same name, Brioni is a collection of seats consisting of lounge chairs, daybeds and poufs with a soft and full look. Designed initially for outdoor use, the six Brioni elements have been redesigned by LucidiPevere for domestic use: the entire surface of the seat is now upholstered in fabric or leather, without the dark lower band that avoided contact with the ground.

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Kristalia Tenso armchair

Designed by Luca Nichetto, Tenso is a system composed of padded elements inspired by tensile structures. The fulcrum of the system is the frame, a light and solid tubular structure on which the various elements – seats, backrests, cushions and table tops – are fixed, creating a tension that keeps the various parts suspended and open, like a welcoming embrace. The upholstered elements, to be combined at will to create armchairs, sofas, sofas with peninsula or pouf, even with built-in table tops, are soft and comfortable, while the fabric or leather upholstery features tailored details.

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Miniforms Botera armchair

Rounded shapes, precious upholstery, modern design that recalls the Botero’s art! These are the main features which characterized this comfortable and beautiful armchair. The Botera armchair is available in two different heights and in a various range of upholsteries in order to satisfy all user’s tastes and needs.

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Fritz Hansen Egg armchair

The Egg is one of the triumphs of Jacobsen’s total design – a sculptural contrast to the building’s almost exclusively vertical and horizontal surfaces. The Egg sprang from a new technique, which Jacobsen was the first to use; a strong foam inner shell underneath the upholstery. Experience originality and design that ages with beauty with the Egg in leather and indulge in its sculptural curves that will last for generations.

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Sancal Alpino armchair

The designer took inspiration by nature and in particular by mountains. The soft peaks of the base and back cushions overlap, just like a mountain range. The backrest nestles your head in a comfortable position; ideal for binge-watching, reading or dozing off after a walk in the countryside. A serene and simple design, not without constructive complexity due to its unique arm shapes and the soft yet thin backrests. The Alpino armchair is available in 2 different models and in a wide range of upholsteries and colours in order to satisfy all user’s tastes.

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What’s your favourite one?!

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Design Meets Art

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Design meets art: BD Barcelona Design Art Editions.

 

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Many years of collaboration that has given life to unique contaminations between design and art. From the first collaboration with Salvador Dalí, one of the major artists of the 20th century, followed by bringing the work of Antoni Gaudí to the market, BD has merged the work of great artists with their innate ability to breathe life into visual concepts, combining artistry, inspiration and craftsmanship with a quest to continually broaden BD’s horizons.

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Seeking out new talents and working across cultures and disciplines to create a vibrant, artistic collection that includes work by not just the grand masters such as Ettore Sottsass but also international talents including Jaime Hayon, Oscar Tusquets and Lluís Clotet.

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The most prestigious collaborations:

Oscar Tusquets Blanca

A true polymath whose career spans many decades and disciplines. His immense creativity is one of the driving forces behind BD Barcelona, the company he helped found, his boundless talents bring together the worlds of architecture, art and literature. An important figure in the international post- modern movement, early in his career he forged a close friendship with Dalí an attraction in many ways between opposites but that nonetheless produced memorable works that first established BD Barcelona as a company driven by art and pure creativity. Relentlessly curious, he continually blurs the boundaries and explores the limitations of his various creative worlds. Painting his perhaps his true vocation, a medium he has returned to throughout his life, selected most recently to be part of the London Biennale, his paintings have been exhibited throughout Europe. A recipient also of some of the most distinguished cultural awards from the Gold Medal for Fine Arts, to being made a Chevalier (Knight) of the Order of Arts and Humanities in France, he is an artist in the most profound sense of the word. His work is in the collections of such major museums as the MoMA in New York and the Centre George Pompidou in Paris.

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Get the look:  Gaulino Chair

Salvador Dalí

A sheep with a drawer in its stomach, a chair that wears heels, these truly surreal works of art could only come from the mind of Salvador Dalí. Pioneering, avant-garde provocateur, Surrealist, as famous for his personality as his work, a true icon, his legacy remains unrivalled in the current century. Famously social, his many creative collaborations included the Parisian Jean-Michel Frank for whom he first drew Mae West’s iconic lips and produced the sketches for furniture that can been seen in his paintings. Thanks to their close ties to the Dalí Foundation and the talents of Oscar Tusquets, Robert Descharnes and Joaquim Camps, BD Barcelona have brought these master works from sketchbooks and paintings to reality.

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Get the look:  Tumbona Portlligat Sunbed

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Get the look:  Dalilips Sofa

Antoni Gaudí

Gaudí is synonymous with the city of Barcelona, his architecture instantly recognizable, his most famous works, places of pilgrimage for devotees of art and architecture, the world over. An architect whose artistry and singular vision was realized through many materials, his famous mosaic technique, as well as sculptural forms in wood and metal. His work is deeply rooted in nature and though much of it is highly decorative it is also ingenious in form and was conceptually far ahead of its time. BD Barcelona were the first company to bring the furniture and fittings Gaudí designed for his buildings to the market, preserving all the rich details and using the same materials, a perfect partnership of modern and historic Barcelona.

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Jaime Hayon

Folklore, fantasy, history, the circus, animals, indigenous art, his native Spain and the cultural influences of his travels can all be seen in the vibrant artistic world of Jaime Hayon. His universe is at once sophisticated and playful, characterized by an immediately recognizable visual language that fuses humour with unbridled creativity. A powerful interplay between tradition and rule breaking. His work has been in major galleries and museums worldwide and is in several permanent collections. He has a long association with BD Barcelona who were among the first companies to recognize the maverick talents of this prolific artist.

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Get the look:  Monkey Side Table

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Ettore Sottsass 

Irreverent, provocative, non-conformist, ground-breaking: a post-modern master, are just some of the terms applied to Ettore Sottsass whose wildly innovative work has had an enormous influence on many contemporary artists. His association with the avant-garde Memphis Group is well known, but in fact, back in 1972 almost a decade before they formed he had forged a relationship with BD Barcelona, one of the first designers to work with the then, fledgling group. His Metsass table from 1972 looks as contemporary today as it did decades ago, his BD designs include the Knossos lamp and Manhattan ashtray and the notorious Shiva Vase, now in the permanent collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Always experimental in his approach to form and colour, his work is truly iconic. Influenced by both ancient civilizations and contemporary culture, a man who looked to the future for inspiration and whose legacy is an integral part of the history of BD Barcelona.

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The BD Art Editions are available on request in our furniture shop Lomuarredi. If you like our article “Design Meets Art” have also a look at Back to Vintage Style

The most elegant sideboards of 2018

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The most elegant sideboards of 2018 that can’t miss in your beautiful home.

 

The right sideboard for your needs.

There are many different types of sideboard solutions available and knowing which to go for to suit your needs may not be as obvious as it sounds. The cost is a little bit high because design sideboards are really a kind of artistic work. Made generally of wood, they combine the utmost design with high quality of the materials used and they can be inserted in living rooms as well as bedrooms or dining rooms. As with any big purchase, it’s important to take the time to consider if the sideboard you’ve got your eyes on is suitable for you and your home. It’s important to consider the measuraments and the available space, the style of the space in which the sideboard will be inserted and of course your budget.

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This year trends.

This month we have collected for you the most elegant sideboards of 2018. Modern, elegant and versatile; these are the keywords that best represent this year trends in the furnishing design.

Amalia by Modà Collection

Amalia Sideboard Modà Collection is a collection of two cabinets with doors and drawers .The structure is available in special finishings, in wood, lacquered or in leaf finishings. Drawers can be dressed by cashmere Loro Piana interiors. The design is modern, linear and descrete. Amalia Sideboard Modà Collection is ideal for the decoration of elegant bedrooms and living rooms.

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Couture by Barcelona Design

Couture Sideboard Barcelona Design was designed by a young couple of designers, Fredrik Färg and Emma Marga Blanche for Barcelona Design who presented a revisitation of the classical cabinet by adding innovation, techique and a remarkable personality. The Couture Sideboard is functional, versatile and is characterized by the decorative patterns on the doors. The strucuture is made of lacquered steel. Doors are available in veneered natural ash wood or vanished in black and are sewning black, blue or orange thread. Thanks to its discreet elegancy, Couture Sideboard Barcelona Design can be inserted in any room and can be combined with modern or classic furniture.

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Daisy by Modà Collection

French sideboard with doors and drawers equipped with an internal glass shelf. Daisy Sideboard Modà Collection is characterised by a modern baroque style and it’s ideal to complete an elegant living room or bedroom with an iconic and glamorous piece. A wide range of finishes and colours are available making this sideboard suitable for both modern and classic environments.

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Caruso by Miniforms

It brings the name of the first Italian tenor who has performed at the turn of 900 at the Metropolitan Theatre in New York, a myth! Elegant, essential, minimalist in its shape, it can be inserted into any architectural environment,the music quality is excellent. The Large version and the once with wooden frame and gold trumpet, that gives the utmost in the contrast Vintage and High Tech, are also available. Caruso Sideboard Miniforms is absolutely one of the most elegant sideboards of 2018!

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Tratto by Bonaldo

Tratto Sideboard Bonaldo was designed by Mauro Lipparini, who created and elegant and modern sideboard ideal for the decoration of living rooms and dining rooms. The design, simple and sophisticated at the same time, is characterized by the alternation between filled volumes and voids. Thanks to its pure lines, Tratto Sideboard Bonaldo can be inserted in environments of any style. The top and the feet are available in a wide selection of painted colours. Doors and panels are available in several finishings of wood.

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Wogg12 by Wogg

Wogg12 Sideboard Wogg designed by T&R Haussmann  is an original and modern cabinet that combines an unique design with a sophisticated postforming technique. It is characterized by tubular steel feet that are also the door hinges, enabling the doors to be opened 180 degrees in this way the sideboard can present an open or closed aspect, as desired. It is also possible to have Wogg12 Sideboard Wogg with internal glass shelves and drawers. Two versions are available: striped (white and black) or white lacquered.

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Vitrum by Miniforms

Vitrum Sideboard Miniforms designed by Andrea Lucatello is a modern and essential sideboard with two spacious compartments and two drawers inside. The base is available in lacquered metal. It’s possible to chose among three versions of Vitrum Sideboard Miniforms: -with top and sides in glass/ Canaletto walnut doors. -with top and sides in glass/vintage oak doors. -with top and sides in glass/oak’700 doors.

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Note by Bonaldo

Note Sideboard Bonaldo was designed by Mario Mazzer; it has the shape of a parallelepiped that seems suspended in the air, it’s supported by two slanted vertical beams, which are the distinguishing feature of the Note and emphasise the sense of “suspension”. The frame can be in wood in the beautiful finishings of Canaletto walnut,heat-treated oak or mat lacquered. Vertical beams are lacquered brown or white.

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Ercole e Afrodite by Driade

Ercole E Afrodite Sideboard Driade is an authenitc masterpiece of design. It represents a sculpture molded on a furniture. It’s a modular combinable box system on a base made of poplar chipboard and reinforced with tubular steel inserted inside, with bleached or grey painted oak wood finishing. The structure of the containers are made of wooden strips and are available in black or white. The front of the cabinet is made of high density polyurethane and is available in black or white colours. The modules are available with folding wing or with hinged doors and with pull-out drawers and an internal tray. Ercole E Afrodite Sideboard Driade is an exclusive piece suitable for the decoration of living rooms, bedrooms or hallways. In our opinion this is a really must have and it wins the first price of the most elegant sideboards of 2018!!

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ercole afrodite sideboard driade

 

Célia by Miniforms

Célia Sideboard by Miniforms takes part of the new Miniforms collection of 2018; it has been, indeed, presented for the first time at the Salone del Mobile in Milan this year. Straight lines, precious decorations and elegant colours make the Célia Sideboard a must have in our living room.It is possible to choose the structure among eight different colours. Doors, instead, are available in lacquered wood, oak wood, Canaletto walnut, ash stained black or anthracite. Célia Sideboard Miniforms, thanks to its elegant design can be inserted in modern and high level environments too.

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